First edition of The Path To Leadership by Field Marshall Montgomery of Alamein, signed on the title page. Octavo, 256pp. Maroon cloth, gilt title on spine. Light foxing to edges, text clean. Publishers first state dust jacket, near fine, with “21s. net” on front flap, light wear to top edge of spine, colors bright, housed in mylar cover. Signed by Field Marshall Montgomery on front end paper with the following inscription: “Inscribed by Montgomery of Alamein F.M. / June 1961”
Comments: Sir Bernard Montgomery, more commonly known by his title Field Marshall Montgomery of Alamein, was the commander of the British Eighth Army in Africa and head of ground forces during Operation Overlord (Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Invasion). After the conclusion of WWII, he took command of the British Army of the Rhine in Germany.